Further Study: Revival: Our Great Need
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“A revival and a reformation must take place under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from the spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits … [Click to read more …]

01: Revival: Our Great Need – Thought Starters
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“‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me’” (Revelation 3:20, NKJV). [Thought questions for Revival: Our Great Need July 3, 2013] 1. Lukewarm. Do you remember how you felt the first time … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A Relentless Love
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Compare Revelation 3:20 to Song of Solomon 5:2-5. What similarities do you find in both instances? What do these passages reveal about God’s love? The evening meal in the Middle East was and still is extremely important. When the work of the day was over and the men returned from the fields for the evening meal, the entire … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Divine Remedy
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There is hope for Laodicea, just as there is hope for all who are afflicted with spiritual apathy and in-difference. Our Lord has the divine remedy. The fact that the Lord speaks to this church shows that hope for the church exists if His people accept and follow His counsel . Reflect on Jesus’ counsel in Revelation … [Click to read more …]

01: Our Great Need – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Laodicea is the church of self-confident, complacent, and indifferent people. Christ offers to meet the needs of their hearts and revive their spiritual longings. [Lesson plan for Our Great Need July 1, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 3:15,16. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Perception and Reality
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There is a gap between what Laodicea says and does. There is an even greater gap between the spiritual experience that Laodicea thinks she has and what she actually does have . Read Revelation 3:17. What is Laodicea’s evaluation of herself? What is our Lord’s assessment of her? How do you think a people could be … [Click to read more …]

Monday: A Loving Rebuke
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Read Revelation 3:15-16. Why does Jesus give the Laodicean church such a strong rebuke? What does it mean to be lukewarm? What other words might Jesus have used in place of “lukewarm”? Commenting on Revelation 3:15-16, Ellen G. White states: “The message to the Laodicean church applies most decidedly to those whose religious experience is insipid, who … [Click to read more …]